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    Solved: Convert % value to text using IF

    Hello Experts,

    Is there a way to set an IF statement to convert a % value to text.
    for example:
    cell B1 is for a discount percent (10.25%)
    then the IF formula in C1 would be:
    if B1 is > 0,
    then
    C1 equals to B1 but in "text" format,
    otherwise, C1 is blank.

    Please help me with this IF in C1.
    Thanks a lot,
    Nee

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    Try
    =IF(B1>0,TEXT(B1,"0.00%"),"")
    or if you don't want a formula in the cell, this function will put the text only into the corresponding cell in column C
    [VBA]
    Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Column() = 2 Then
    Selection.NumberFormat = "@"
    Target.Offset(0, 1).Formula = Target * 100 & "%"
    End If
    End Sub

    [/VBA]
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    Hello mdmackillop,

    Thanks a lot for the quick reply.
    Yes, I did try a "similar" formula in the past but it did not work properly
    in Europe (I'm in USA).
    I used this (for 14.25%):
    =IF(B1>0,TEXT(B1,"##.##%"),"")
    and in Europe, they saw this 142.5% !!!

    Was it because I used ##.##% instead of having to use 0.00%
    as in your formula??
    This is much simpler than vba if works. I'll change my formula to
    =IF(B1>0,TEXT(B1,"0.00%"),"") and will ask them to test it.

    I'll let you know. Thanks a lot and have a Great 4th!
    (it's my sister birthday too, not mine )

    Best regards,
    Nee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nee
    Yes, I did try a "similar" formula in the past but it did not work properly
    in Europe (I'm in USA).
    I used this (for 14.25%):
    =IF(B1>0,TEXT(B1,"##.##%"),"")
    and in Europe, they saw this 142.5% !!!

    Was it because I used ##.##% instead of having to use 0.00%
    as in your formula??
    This is much simpler than vba if works. I'll change my formula to
    =IF(B1>0,TEXT(B1,"0.00%"),"") and will ask them to test it.
    I'm in Europe, and your format gives 14.25% for me. There is no actual reason why MDs formula would work and yours not, the difference is that his would show 14% as 14.00%, yours would show as 14.%.

    That is a very odd situation.

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    Hi Nee,
    I have no problem with your formula either!
    MVP (Excel 2008-2010)

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    Hello XLD and MD,

    Wow - I'm impressed by the quick writeback - like you guys are just in my neighborhood (I wish!)

    Thank you much XLD for looking at my formula from Europe! when I have not heard back from a soul there from my company branch in France/UK ...

    Anyhow, I have no idea about why they saw it differently in the past with the point shifted one place to the right. Right or left -- they are equally bad.

    Anyhow, thanks again and I will go ahead mark this thread solved. After
    that I have to pack up beers for the 4th!
    (who said girls dont like beers?)

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
    Nee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nee
    Thank you much XLD for looking at my formula from Europe! when I have not heard back from a soul there from my company branch in France/UK ...

    Anyhow, I have no idea about why they saw it differently in the past with the point shifted one place to the right. Right or left -- they are equally bad.
    There might be an issue in France, as they use . (dot) as a thousands separator, and , (Comma) as the decimal separator.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nee
    (who said girls dont like beers?)

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
    All the girls I know like beer (except my daughters ). No point in knowing them if they didn't

    Enjoy the fourth.

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